Monday, May 28, 2012

Et summe sapiens...

This little poem comes from Disticha de Educatione of Urbano Appendini, published in 1834; you can see the whole book at Google Books.

Et summe sapiens Deus est, et iustus et idem
Verax, fine omni principioque carens.

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. There is only one word in this poem that is not on the DCC list:

vērax, vērācis - true, truthful

careo -ēre -uī: lack (+ abl.)
deus -ī m.; dea -ae f. god; goddess
et: and
fīnis -is m.: end, boundary
īdem, eadem, idem: the same
iūstus -a -um: right, just, fair
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
principium -iī n.: beginning
que: and (enclitic)
sapiens -ntis: wise, sensible
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
summus -a -um: highest, farthest, last